Marek Robert highlights his top 5 film scores of the year for 2016.
The Neon Demon
Every time a new Cliff Martinez score is announced it’s almost guaranteed to be included in my favourite scores of the year and his score for Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest feature The Neon Demon is no exception. Continue reading
Chris Gallagher highlights his top 5 films of the year for 2016.
Director – Jeremy Saulnier
A visceral and pulsating experience, Green Room felt more like a rollercoaster ride than a movie. The ensemble cast is sublime, playing off each other with skill and ease. Jeremy Saulnier proves again that he is one of the most talented Directors around, using every affordable piece of space to almost drown you in tension and fear. The direction makes every scene relevant and Green Room Continue reading
Australian composer Michael Fugucio, aka Vi-Res, is part of a new exciting generation of soundtrack composers whose styles echo that of the classic horror and sci-fi genre movies of the 70’s and 80’s. Vi-Res already has three releases under his belt; the Imaginary scores The First People and Sunstar, as well as the recently released Lost Score, his unused score for an upcoming Australian Continue reading
Independent Filmmaker Scott Crawford is the man behind one of the most interesting documentaries of 2014, SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-90).
Salad Days is a film that examines the early DIY punk scene in Washington DC, exploring the musical and cultural legacy that it forged. A host of interesting contributors allows the audience to get a full understanding of what was going on in Washington at the time. Continue reading
The 70’s and 80’s were the golden era of Italian exploitation cinema. From the stylish gialli of Sergio Martino and Dario Argento to the infamously brutal cannibal films of Ruggero Deodato Continue reading
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, 2015 has seen the soundtrack renaissance at its absolute peak. An insane amount of film scores and soundtracks, old and new, are being released, particularly on vinyl, Continue reading
By Marek Robert
As we reach October and Halloween is approaching rapidly, it once again feels like the right time to get into the mood of things and give you a list of some of my favourite horror soundtracks. I’ve decided to make this a list of 80’s scores only as it’s my favourite era of horror film and scores, and just for the sake of keeping it down to five (which felt difficult enough).
So, here are my top five 80’s horror scores (in no particular order). Continue reading
The release of Slime City see’s yet another forgotten film score resurrected from the lost vaults of obscurity and launched into the ever-expanding world of vinyl soundtrack reissues. The average soundtrack collector would be forgiven for having never heard of this obscure retro 80’s oddity, whilst others may think about giving it a miss due to the overwhelming onslaught of film scores Continue reading
The score to the infamous German nasty Nekromantik was released earlier this year through the fantastic One Way Static records, another top reissue from the Belgian based soundtrack label. The film itself was infamously banned in numerous countries throughout the world due to it’s realistic gore, animal cruelty and an extremely odd threesome with a severely decomposed corpse. Continue reading
Last week saw the announcement by “The Official Chart” company that they will now be compiling a vinyl chart, proof if we ever needed it that the vinyl record is back in the mainstream. Over the past few years movie soundtracks in particular have gone through a mini renaissance. Continue reading